ESPN had access to Seattle Sounders attacker Clint Dempsey for a bit while the player was in New York for a match against the Red Bulls, so they sent him out to ask the general public about the captain of the United States men’s national team.
To be honest, the bit came off a little half-baked until the very end. That’s when it leapt up a notch.
The same man who, understandably, commented on Landon Donovan being left off the World Cup roster when asked about the captain of the team, is left a bit dazed when Dempsey says goodbye.
You do get the feeling they had to do a bunch of work to find people who failed to recognize Dempsey, if only because of the interviews that made the final cut.
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